By Steve Neavling
A Border Patrol agent was shot at a checkpoint in New Mexico on Thursday, and six people are in custody.
The suspects were inside a car when one of them allegedly shot an officer, assigned to the Lordsburg station, in the chest around 11:30 a.m. on State Highway 46, CBP said in a news release.
The agent, who was wearing body armor and survived the shooting, returned fire as the vehicle sped away.
The vehicle rolled over in a crash a few miles up the road.
All six people inside the vehicle were arrested. Two of them were airlifted to a trauma center in El Paso, Texas.
The FBI, state police and other agencies are investigating.